Lib Dems back calls for Magnitsky-style sanctions against Hong Kong human rights abusers

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Hong Kong has published the findings of its inquiry into violations of human rights and humanitarian principles by the Hong Kong Police Force, including a series of recommendations.

Following the publication of the report Alistair Carmichael, Chair of the APPG for Hong Kong and Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson, said: 

“The APPG’s first inquiry into the situation in Hong Kong has vital findings that the Government must sit up and listen to.

“Among other things, implementing Magnitsky-style sanctions against those who have committed human rights violations in the territory must be an absolute priority.

“The Government have kicked the can down the road long enough on this. If they are serious about promoting human rights abroad and about our legal duty to the people of Hong Kong then it is time to act.

“Carrie Lam and the Commissioner of Police must be two of the first individuals up for consideration under these sanctions. With the situation in the region still deteriorating there’s no time to lose and no excuse for delay.”

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